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Old 11-22-2010, 11:17 AM  
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Old Idaho Penitentiary

Is this place still in use or is it just sticking around as a museum?
Found it while searching the web, just curious.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:04 PM  
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Its no longer in use. Rage Against the Machine put a great concert on there years ago. We have alot of abandoned prisons in idaho..... thank goodness. if i had it my way people would abandon alot more prisons.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:11 PM  
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The Boise prison was quite old when it was closed. I went on a tour quite a few years ago, and found it disturbing to see how prisoners were treated back then.
I can still feel the isolation I felt when the tour guide closed the door to let me feel what solitary confinement was like -- and that was just 2 minutes 32 years ago!
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:16 PM  
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It is an interesting visit! across the street is the museum of mining and industry VERY good

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Old 07-29-2011, 04:26 PM  
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I just took the kids. They got a real feel for solitary confinement there. Lots of history and stories about former inmates and wardens.

Also, there is a wonderful weapons museum in one of the buildings of the prison if you like that sort of thing. From the Bronze Age to WWII, swords and lots of guns.

Admission is inexpensive and it is right near downtown Boise.
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